Phone: (540) 767-2039
Fax: (540) 982-1552
Personal Bio:
Grimes joined JAMlaw in August of 1995 after several years with a large firm in Richmond. Grimes’ legal practice spans a wide spectrum of practice areas, including commercial litigation, fair housing, landlord and tenant litigation (commercial and residential), trucking law, FELA, and insurance defense cases. Grimes represents car dealerships, dairy farmers, property management companies, and businesses of all sizes, both here in the Roanoke Valley and throughout the Commonwealth. Grimes has successfully tried and defended numerous federal and state court cases, and he has been instrumental in the drafting and interpreting the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1985
University of Richmond, J.D., 1990

Bar & Court Admissions:

Virginia, 1990
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Classes & Seminars Taught:
Landlord & Tenant / Fair Housing Seminars to Industry and to Virginia CLE
Judicial Conference Seminars, Circuit and General District Court Judges, 2000 – present
Landlord and Tenant
Civil Procedure

Honors, Awards & Affiliations:

AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Named to Best Lawyers in America®, 2008 – 2023
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Insurance, Roanoke Lawyer of the Year 2019
Litigation – Real Estate, Roanoke Lawyer of the Year 2014, 2022
Railroad Law

Honor Court Justice 1988 – 1989

University of Richmond Law Review
Member, 1988 – 1990
Survey Editor, 1989 – 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Roanoke Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
Chair, Admissions and Orientation Committee, 1993 – 1994
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Advisory Committee on Rules of Court
Boyd-Graves Conference

Community Affiliations:
St Andrews Catholic Church – Parish Council Member/Lector/Usher